Tag Archives: Savannah River Site (SRS)

Plutonium Pit Production Lawsuit: Jay Coughlin, Marylia Kelley, Tom Clements – NH #523 via Nuclear Hotseat

Listen Here: Audio Player00:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Podcast: Download This Week’s SPECIAL Feature: It’s not often that I prep a show’s interviews and then throw them out on Tuesday morning because something more important has happened … Continue reading

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Plutonium mishap at Los Alamos National Lab accentuates pit production worries via Aiken Standard

By Colin Demarest Fifteen workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory might have been exposed to plutonium, a potentially grave mishap that some industry observers and critics say portends trouble for plutonium pit production, a separate cross-country nuclear weapons mission. At … Continue reading

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Why a decision on a second US plutonium-pit-production factory should be delayed via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Frank von Hippel, June 12, 2020 The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the organization within the Energy Department that is responsible for producing and maintaining US nuclear warheads, is moving forward with a plan to build a plutonium-pit-production factory at … Continue reading

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Court Ends Final Bid to Save MOX Program via Arms Control Association

April 2020 A U.S. federal court dealt the final blow Feb. 20 to a troubled project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina that would have converted surplus plutonium from the U.S. nuclear weapons program into mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel … Continue reading

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Pit production at Los Alamos offers influential ‘template’ for Savannah River Site via Aiken Standard

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The production of nuclear weapon cores, known as plutonium pits, at a storied site in northern New Mexico will influence and enlighten a related production effort recommended for the Savannah River Site south of Aiken. Charles Verdon, … Continue reading

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Savannah River Site sends first large shipment of nuclear waste to WIPP since 2014 incident via Carlsbad Current Argus

Adrian Hedden A nuclear waste repository in Carlsbad recently accepted its first large cask of low-level waste in six years, following an accidental radiological release and unrelated truck fire in 2014 that led to the facility’s three-year cease in operations. … Continue reading

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U.S. can label nuke waste as less dangerous to quicken cleanup via CTV News

Nicholas K. Geranios, The Associated Press Published Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:53AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:15AM EDT SPOKANE, Wash. — The U.S. government on Wednesday will reclassify some of the nation’s most dangerous radioactive waste to lower its … Continue reading

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Ill Nuclear Workers’ Benefits Petitions Have to Be Reviewed in 6 Months. Some have been kept languishing for about a decade via ProPublica

Rebecca Moss, Santa Fe New Mexican Ten years ago, a security guard at Los Alamos National Laboratory submitted a petition to the federal government seeking compensation and benefits for his fellow lab workers who were sick with cancer and believed that radiation … Continue reading

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US could use canceled plutonium fuel plant to make new nuclear weapons via Beyond Nuclear international

By Linda Pentz Gunter After wasting $7.6 billion on a plan to manufacture a fuel that no commercial US nuclear reactor is designed to use, the US Department of Energy finally indicated last week that it will cancel the facility … Continue reading

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CAB tables debate on German spent nuclear fuel via The Star

Citizens Advisory Board, or CAB, could not agree on how to proceed with their recommendations for the receipt of German spent nuclear fuel for treatment and storage at SRS, resulting in the topic being tabled for another meeting. […] CAB … Continue reading

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